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Paul Clark [holding answer 27 October 2008]: The Department for Transport will gather information on crowding levels during the morning peak in London and in other cities as part of its plans for monitoring delivery of the capacity metrics, announced in the 2007 high-level output specification.
Paul Clark: The latest available data covers England and Wales for the period up to 13 September. Between 1 April and 13 September 2008, the number of franchised passenger trains cancelled for their whole journey is given by train operating company in the following table.
|Train operating company||Number of cancellations|
The total number of trains cancelled represents 0.9 per cent. of those scheduled to operate over the period in question. This is a reduction on the equivalent period in 2007 when 1.1 per cent. of scheduled services were cancelled.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many scheduled rail services were (a) delayed and (b) delayed more than 20 minutes in each of the first three quarters of 2008, broken down by (i) region and (ii) train operating company. 
Paul Clark: Train performance data for the rail network is collected and processed by Network Rail. The hon. Member may wish to contact Network Rails chief executive at the following address for a response to his question.
40 Melton Street
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will arrange for the meeting between the hon. Member for Totnes, the Hope Cove lifeboat crew and the Minister responsible for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as requested by letter on 26 September; and what the reasons for the time taken in responding to that letter are. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The hon. Members letter was received in the Department on 7 October and a reply, agreeing to a meeting, was sent on 24 October. This is within the Departments guidelines for the return of correspondence within 15 working days of receipt.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities, (b) serious injuries and (c) other outcomes there were in road accidents in (i) Cornwall and (ii) England in the months of (A) June, (B) July and (C) August in the last five years. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The number of casualties resulting from reported personal injury road accidents for the months of June, July and August in Cornwall and England, for each of the last five years is given in the table:
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The effects of reducing lighting levels or turning lights off will vary from case to case. Any cost savings from reduced energy use would have to be balanced against potential adverse effects, for example on accidents or crime.
The UK Lighting Board in conjunction with the Institution of Lighting Engineers has published "Invest to Save" which provides guidance to local authorities considering adopting energy saving measures such as dimming or switching off lights. The document can be found at the Institution of Lighting Engineers' website
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